Loom

A foot-treadle operated Hattersley & Sons, Domestic Loom, built under licence in 1893, in Keighley, Yorkshire.
A woman in Konya, Turkey, works at a vertical loom

A loom is a device used to weave cloth and tapestry. The basic purpose of any loom is to hold the warp threads under tension to facilitate the interweaving of the weft threads. The precise shape of the loom and its mechanics may vary, but the basic function is the same.

Etymology

The word "loom" is derived from the Old English geloma, formed from ge-(perfective prefix) and loma, a root of unknown origin; this meant a utensil, tool, or machine of any kind. In 1404 it was used to mean a machine to enable weaving thread into cloth.[1] By 1838, it had gained the meaning of a machine for interlacing thread.

Other Languages
العربية: منسج
Avañe'ẽ: Aovyta
azərbaycanca: Toxucu dəzgah
বাংলা: তাঁত
беларуская: Ткацкі станок
Bikol Central: Tanhaga
български: Тъкачен стан
brezhoneg: Stern
català: Teler
čeština: Tkalcovský stav
Deutsch: Webstuhl
Ελληνικά: Αργαλειός
emiliàn e rumagnòl: Tlêr ed tesdûra
español: Telar
Esperanto: Teksilo
euskara: Ehungailu
Gaelg: Coigee
Gàidhlig: Beart-chlò
한국어: 직기
हिन्दी: करघा
hrvatski: Tkalački stan
Bahasa Indonesia: Alat tenun
íslenska: Vefstóll
עברית: נול
ಕನ್ನಡ: ಕೈಮಗ್ಗ
коми: Стан
latviešu: Stelles
lietuvių: Audimo staklės
magyar: Szövőgép
македонски: Разбој
मराठी: हातमाग
Nederlands: Weefgetouw
日本語: 織機
norsk: Vevstol
norsk nynorsk: Vevstol
ଓଡ଼ିଆ: ତନ୍ତ
português: Tear
Runa Simi: Awarank'u
Scots: Luim
Seeltersk: Weeuwerstäl
sicilianu: Tilaru
Simple English: Loom
slovenčina: Krosná
српски / srpski: Разбој (ткање)
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Razboj
Basa Sunda: Baréra
suomi: Kangaspuut
svenska: Vävstol
தமிழ்: தறி
తెలుగు: మగ్గం
ไทย: กี่
українська: Ткацький верстат
Tiếng Việt: Khung cửi
中文: 织布机